Thuistezien 161 — 29.01.2021

No View, The Radio XXXII
Mariam Rezaei
Paradoxes


Mariam Rezaei is an English musician and composer most widely recognized for her experimental turntablism. Through her unique use of the turntables in creating and performing her equally unique compositions, Rezaei has become a prominent figure in the UK experimental performance/music scene, and has collaborated with an impressive list of musicians both live and on her recorded releases. In her hands the turntables become the most direct form of physical manipulation of recorded sound, turning a pre-recorded piece of music into an instrument itself, enhancing and enriching specific elements of the recording, or manipulated to the point they are no longer recognizable creating something completely new. She achieves this either by using the records of other artists (eclectically chosen for their musical character and often also social significance) or by having her own compositions/pieces pressed to vinyl. Her latest album ‘Skeen’ is an incredible example of her very abrasive sonic pallet combined with beautifully haunting remanences of her own voice.
Through her contribution to the series ‘No View, the Radio’ with her piece 'Paradoxes', she demonstrates both her skills on her instrument and her ear for aural narratives told through incredible sound textures.

In her own words about the piece:
‘Cultivation lies in destruction, concentration in distraction, soundness in brokenness, attainment in failure, and existence in non-existence. We must choose to use this for the good of every person. Breaking the words of Rumi (Masnavi IV, 2344) into pitches and drones. A composition of variables in flux, using determined uncertainties and in search of metamorphosis. When do the trees that bear fruit become legal food? Hope that sanctions on Iran will be broken and become a catalyst for positive change.
For Hassan.’


About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music. Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.


Overview episodes No No View, The Radio

I. House Flood — Sholto Dobie
II. Heaps — Saber Rider
III. Detached [ but Interconnected ? ) — Alexandropoulos–McEwan & Sasha Zalivako
IV. Salon Gout — Wanda Group
V. West jam — Goze
VI. Your Feeling — Genevieve Murphy
VII. Katilluik and the Warp — Bill Orcutt
VIII. YSTERA — Tzitzifriki[a]
IX. The Moon, the Bear and the Princes — Orphan Fairytale & Katja Louisa Stonewood
X. Look in all directions — Yeah You
XI. Uileboombox — Lyckle de Jong
XII. Pane, Both Sides — Edgars Rubenis
XIII. Touching a Mountain — Katherina Heil & Rik Möhlmann
XIV. On the Platform — Booker Stardrum + Chris Williams
XV. Stalingrad 1917 — The Rebel
XVI. Rainbow Bits — City Dragon
XVII. You Would Sound Much More Convincing If You Spoke As If You Cared — Horse Whisperer & Anna Danielewicz
XVIII. Rehearsal 06.08.2020 — Kurws
XIX. Planetary Synchronicity 2 — Alexander Johannes Heil
XX. Leaks — Soft Tissue
XXI. Realistik Soap — Cindy Lee
XXII. Stand Your Ground and Hold Water — ch
XXIII. 00 03 58 23 — Farida Amadou
XXIV. Western Front — Sarah Davachi
XXV. Protection from City Planning — Wendy Eisenberg
XXVI. Tone Cloud — Tsev
XXVII. This Could Be Any Day — Comfort
XXVIII. Hypocrisies of Improv — Kevin Shea
XXVIV. Number One — Sasha Zalivako
XXX. Selten gehörte Hausmusik — Black to Comm
XXXI. Improvisation on ‘An Air Swept Clean of All Distance’ — Rhodri Davies
XXXII. Paradoxes — Mariam Rezaei
XXXIII. Untitled —  Tongue Depressor
XXXIV. Tara Clerkin Trio —  Tara Clerkin Trio
XXXV. Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted —  Ernest Vilsons
XXXVI. Still House Plants —  For West Den Haag